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Tentacles (1977)

Tentacoli (original title)
A mutated giant octopus wreaks havoc on a California seaside community.

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(as Oliver Hellman)
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Cast

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Ned Turner
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Tillie Turner
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Will Gleason
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Mr. Whitehead, President of Trojan Construction
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Vicky Gleason
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John Corey
Alan Boyd ...
Mike
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Judy
Franco Diogene ...
Chuck
Marc Fiorini ...
Don
Helena Mäkelä ...
Jamie's Mother (as Helena Makela)
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Sheriff Robards
Alessandro Poggi
Roberto Poggi
Giancarlo Nacinelli
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Storyline

Several people disappear from and at the sea. Their bodies are found gnawed to the skeleton, even the marrow is missing. The scientists have no idea which animal could do such things. Dr. Turner begins to suspect that the company which builds a tunnel beneath the bay might have poisoned the environment and caused an octopus to mutate to giant dimensions. Just at the same time a great sailing regatta with many children is started - among them Turner's nephew Tommy. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Each year 10,000 tourists visit Ocean Beach. This summer Ocean Beach has attracted SOMETHING ELSE! See more »


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Release Date:

15 June 1977 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The production spent nearly $1 million on a life-sized replica of a giant octopus which promptly sank when they put it in the water. See more »

Goofs

Octopuses don't roar. See more »

Quotes

[Tilly Turner says that she'd like to join her two boys in a sailboat race]
Little boy: Then we'd need a tornado to move the boat!
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Connections

Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

The Octopus First Victim
Music by Stelvio Cipriani
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Great Jaws-ripoff!
18 January 2009 | by (Hungary) – See all my reviews

I saw, the most of the viewers are don't like this movie, but i don't understand: why? The photography is great, the cast is too (Fonda, Huston, Winters, Hopkins, and Sherry Buchanan from Starcrash 2., or Franco Diogene from the Italian giallis). I think, the director had a great job. I love the feeling of Tentacoli... i know, some of the special effects are cheap, but its not a big budget movie, so i can forget it. And my first favorite: Stelvio Cipriani's remixed music from his another movie. Bombastic, and amazing. I saw Tentacoli when i was a child, and i love it now (now, im 30), like before. So, for me, its a 10 star movie. Not a gory horror, not a big budget mainstream title from Hollywood, but its a great ripoff of Jaws.

Try to enjoy it.


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